Delaunay and diamond triangulations contain spanners of bounded degree
Given a triangulation G, whose vertex set V is a set of n points in the plane, and given a real number γ with 0 < γ < π, we design an O(n)-time algorithm that constructs a connected subgraph G' of G with vertex set V whose maximum degree is at most 14 + ⌈2π/γ⌉. If G is the Delaunay triangulation of V, and γ = 2π/3, we show that G' is a t-spanner of V (for some constant t) with maximum degree at most 17, thereby improving the previously best known degree bound of 23. If G is a triangulation satisfying the diamond property, then for a specific range of values of γ dependent on the angle of the diamonds, we show that G' is a t-spanner of V (for some constant t) whose maximum degree is bounded by a constant dependent on γ. If G is the graph consisting of all Delaunay edges of length at most 1, and γ = π/3, we show that a modified version of the algorithm produces a plane subgraph G' of the unit-disk graph which is a t-spanner (for some constant t) of the unit-disk graph of V, whose maximum degree is at most 20, thereby improving the previously best known degree bound of 25.
|Keywords||Bounded degree, Diamond triangulation, Spanner|
|Journal||International Journal of Computational Geometry and Applications|
Bose, P, Smid, M, & Xu, D. (Daming). (2009). Delaunay and diamond triangulations contain spanners of bounded degree. In International Journal of Computational Geometry and Applications (Vol. 19, pp. 119–140). doi:10.1142/S0218195909002861